Mets: Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo will save them countless times this season

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pitcher Seth Lugo
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pitcher Seth Lugo /

In 2018, the New York Mets will see plenty of problems solved thanks to the versatility and willingness of Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo.

Who would have thought that Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo could become two of the most important members of the New York Mets?

Well, we’re there now. It’s 2018 and this pair is going to bail out the Mets plenty in 2018.

Already, we’ve seen the duo help out the bullpen when the rest of the arms were tired. Since both have experience as starters and probably should be in the rotation anyway, they’re able to go multiple innings each time out for Mickey Callaway. Having these two weapons at their disposal, the Mets are in really good shape.

Gsellman and Lugo’s heroics don’t stop there. Since they are starting pitchers, either is a candidate to take over in the rotation the moment someone suffers an injury.

Of course, the Mets already do have a surplus once Jason Vargas returns from the disabled list. At that stage, either Steven Matz or Zack Wheeler may fall ahead of Gsellman and Lugo. However, both of them have their own issues.

Forget what Geico, State Farm, and Liberty Mutual advertisements tell you. Gsellman and Lugo are the best insurance policy there is.

Other Unsung Heroes on the 2018 Mets

Gsellman and Lugo are far from the lone unsung heroes on the 2018 Mets. Let’s not forget about what other lesser known players will bring to the table.

Wilmer Flores is becoming a more versatile player. By season’s end, he could log innings at six different positions rather easily.

The plan for Flores isn’t completely clear-cut. In years past, he has grabbed his glove and jogged out to whatever position asked of him. Nothing has changed this season except he’s now expected to also hit some home runs along the way.

We should also give some advanced credit to Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo. Each could start on a number of MLB teams. They won’t do so on the Mets regularly with others ahead of them.

However, Lagares and Nimmo should find their own role. Lagares is a perfect late-inning defensive replacement and a right-handed bat to start against tough lefties. Nimmo brings some speed and is a capable left-handed bat. Together, they should help the Mets out often.

This Mets roster is unlikely others we’ve seen in recent years. It’s deep with multiple role-players.

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As we’ll learn over the next 162 games, it’s these men who will help the Mets go in the right direction.